South 31 Veterinary Clinic

As a practice serving Indianapolis for over 30 years, South 31 has come to know the community. We feel that it's important not only to practice to the highest professional standards, but also to look at the services offered from the point of view of our clients -- you.

South 31 Veterinary Clinic has provided full service veterinary and hospital care to the families of Indianapolis since 1977.

Our entire staff shares their expertise with a caring touch to pets and people alike. Clients come once and stay for a lifetime.

Located 1 1/2 miles south of I-465 on South US 31 the clinic is easily accessible to all of Indianapolis, as well as the southern suburbs of Southport, Greenwood, Beech Grove, and other communities. The clinic offers convenient hours for commuters.

Dr. Bruce McLaughlin notes: "We have a team of people that truly care for both the animals and their owners. Most of my staff has been with me for over 10-15 years (three for over 20 years). We are a family and have a lot of fun working together."

Feel free to call today to talk with staff about your pet's needs -- (317) 788-0893.


Part of what makes South 31 tick is the pieces of jigsaw puzzle -- that is an image of the staff that work here. The doctors bring knowledge, surgical skills and guidance, but the rest of the staff provide a bridge and an extension between the doctors and our valued clients. Together we are more than just a team, we are what makes the South 31 family. All in all the South 31 family has a compassion and empathy for their client's, and their client's pets.

  • 5911 South US 31
  • Indianapolis,IN 46227
  • Phone: (317) 788-0893
  • Text: (317) 721-7VET (7838)
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  • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Bruce McLaughlin

    Dr. Bruce McLaughlin founded South 31 Veterinary Clinic in 1977. He is a graduate of Southport High School and Purdue University School of Veterinary Science and Medicine. He also is a member of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. He has 3 children, Barry, Brad, and Whitney as well as 6 grandchildren.

    Dr. McLaughlin is an active member of Unity Church of Indianapolis where he has served as both treasurer and president of the board of trustees.

    As a child he developed a great admiration of animals and was always bringing home stray dogs, cats, and even chickens. Much to his parents dismay at the age of 16 he brought home a horse he had purchased.

    Dr. McLaughlin takes a lot of pride in the care and compassion South 31 Veterinary Clinic provides for its clients.
  • Dr. Jeff Ambrous

    Dr. Jeff Ambrous is an Indianapolis native. After attending the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, he returned to central Indiana. He has been in small animal practice for 20 years. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as boating and swimming. He also likes spending time with his family, dogs and cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Purdue Veterinary School
    Red Dwarf, skiing, boating
  • Marcia Fox

    Marcia Fox has worked at the clinic since 1981. During this time she has raised a family and now also has four grandchildren. Marcia brings an abundance of good qualities to the clinic that has inspired each new employee that has come to work here since. Through every working week, she guides each of us through all aspects of veterinary care with honesty and professionalism. She covers all areas of the day-to-day running of the clinic, but at the same time, provides an approachable stance to all who work with her.

    Marcia is passionate about golden retrievers and loves when golden puppies come in to visit. She and husband Dennis have a Golden Retriever named Newman and a Bernese Mountain dog named Mortie.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1981
  • Kathie Weddle

    Kathie Weddle has worked at the clinic since 1982 and has known Dr McLaughlin since their school days. She has raised a family during her time at South 31 and now has 12 grandchildren. Kathie brings a warmth and charm to our family that binds us all together. She cares deeply for our clients and is always there with a friendly smile and words of encouragement during happy and some of those sad and difficult times.

    She and husband Gary have Gracie, their adorable miniature schnauzer.
  • Linda Haug

    Linda Haug came to the clinic in 2000 from the Grooming Room. There's not enough space here to outline the valuable input that Linda has. She knows what you need and how to resolve an issue before the question is asked. Her integrity is second-to-none and her efforts tireless.

    Linda adores beagles and all cats. Linda has a Jack Russel mix named Soffie and her white cat named Snowy.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Camping, reading, hiking
  • Kim Coffey

    Kim Coffey began working at the clinic in 2006. Kim has added a strength to the workforce that is inspiring. Faultless in her sense of duty and determination, she will give the best possible service to you and your family.

    Kim has a Yochon or Borkie, a yorkie bichon frise mix, called Loki. She also has several indoor kitties but is proactive in helping local feral cats too.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Reading, gardening, cooking
  • Jamie Marsden

    Jamie Marsden came to the clinic in 2010 to shadow Dr. Ambrous.. Her bubbly personality and overwhelming energy led the clinic to take her on as an employee not long after. She is currently attending IUPUI to pursue her Bachelors in Biology. 
    Jamie has a German shepherd mix named Jagger and an English mastiff named Rhys.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Reading books, Game of Thrones, swimming
  • Jessica Smith

    Jessica Smith works occasional Saturdays, in between working as a Veterinary Assisting Instructor at Central Nine and raising her two young children. She came to the clinic as a junior in High School in the spring of 1997 to work part time. Jess has remained a good friend of the clinic family and we enjoy those days that we still have her come in and work with us.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Adam Cain

    Adam Cain is someone you might see on occasional Saturdays, a young man who now runs his family owned Marketing business. He came to the clinic to work part time as a young man and still enjoys being part of the South 31 family. Adam has always loved miniature schnauzers and currently has five.
  • Cami Forsell

    Cami Forsell has worked with us for nearly 10 years. Also previously from the Grooming room, she maintains an important part of clinic life through the upkeep and care that is needed in the kennels. A daily schedule of sanitation, feeding and sometimes giving medication to certain animals is a significant role in the running of the clinic. Cami is also responsible for the care of boarders and is well loved by our regular visitors.
  • Cheryl Belden

    Cheryl Belden came to us from Barkefellers in March of 2015. Her upbeat personality brings a positive energy to our clinic family. She makes every client feel special and welcome and makes it a point to get to know their pets!. We are so lucky to have her as apart of our clinic and look forward to our many years with her!
    Cheryl has a wonderful lab named Lucy and a little orange cat named Sunshine.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Motorcycling, traveling, Disney World
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    Carly Coffey

    Carly Coffey just came to us this year (2016) and has become a wonderful addition to our clinic. She has plenty of experience with pets due to having many of her own at home. Carly will be helping down in our kennel taking care of our boarders and post surgery patients. She has such a big heart and loves every animal that enters the door. We are so excited to have her!

    Music, anime, drawing